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US Government Sources

Data from US Government departments.

Government Information

Hesburgh Library's guide on sources of government information.

American FactFinder

Find fast facts from census data

BRFSS- CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject

BLS data by topic, etc.

Census Bureau Home Page

US Census Bureau

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families. The Forum has partners from 22 Federal agencies as well as partners in private research organizations.

Current Population Survey (CPS)

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.

The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

Economic Census

Economic Census of the United States


FedStats, which has been available to the public since 1997, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.

FRB: Economic Research & Data

Data from the Federal Reserve

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Research Data Center at the Center for Disease Control

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

The main objective of SIPP is to provide accurate and comprehensive information about the income and program participation of individuals and households in the United States, and about the principal determinants of income and program participation.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System - Home Page

The primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States

The National Archives - Access to Archival Databases

Information on the US, wars, businesses, people, places, etc. back to 1800.

TradeStats Express™

Get the latest annual and quarterly trade data with TradeStats Express.
Retrieve, visualize, analyze, print and download your customized output.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) - Home Page

BEA is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration.

USA Counties

USA Counties features over 6,500 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. 

USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade Database

The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge. 

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